FormicidaeFormicidae Index Ants Camponotus aurocinctus Camponotus consobrinus (Banded Sugar Ant) Camponotus inflatus (Honey Ant) Dolichoderus doriae (Dolly Ant) Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus (Red-headed Spider Ant) Myrmecia brevinoda (Nocturnal Bull Ant) Myrmecia nigrocincta (Jumping Jack Ant) Myrmecia pilosula (Jack Jumper Ant) Myrmecia pyriformis (Inch Ant) Myrmecia rubripes (Bullant) Notoncus spinisquamis Oecophylla smaragdina (Green Tree Ant) Rhytidoponera aspera Rhytidoponera metallica (Green-head Ant)

Notoncus spinisquamis is a larger species, in the family Formicidae. They endemic to Australia and are yellowish to brown tinged in appearance with observable set of mandibles, long antennae and legs. They have visible sparse hairs on their abdomen, legs and antennae.

Notoncus spinisquamis, Tantawangalo Mount Rd, Tantawangalo NSW © Tony Eales
Notoncus spinisquamis, Tantawangalo Mount Rd, Tantawangalo NSW © Tony Eales
Notoncus spinisquamis, Tantawangalo Mount Rd, Tantawangalo NSW © Tony Eales
Notoncus spinisquamis, Tantawangalo Mount Rd, Tantawangalo NSW © Tony Eales
Notoncus spinisquamis, Tantawangalo Mount Rd, Tantawangalo NSW © Tony Eales
Notoncus spinisquamis, Tantawangalo Mount Rd, Tantawangalo NSW © Tony Eales
Notoncus spinisquamis, Tantawangalo Mount Rd, Tantawangalo NSW © Tony Eales
Notoncus spinisquamis, Tantawangalo Mount Rd, Tantawangalo NSW © Tony Eales
Notoncus spinisquamis, Bunya Mountains QLD © Tony Eales
Notoncus spinisquamis, Bunya Mountains QLD © Tony Eales
Notoncus spinisquamis, Bunya Mountains QLD © Tony Eales
Notoncus spinisquamis, Bunya Mountains QLD © Tony Eales
Notoncus spinisquamis, Bunya Mountains QLD © Tony Eales
Notoncus spinisquamis, Bunya Mountains QLD © Tony Eales

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Verspoidea
  • Family: Formicidae
  • Subfamily: Formicinae
  • Tribe: Melophorini
  • Genus: Notoncus
  • Species: Notoncus spinisquamis

Footnote & References

  1. Notoncus spinisquamis, Photographs © Tony Eales
  2. Notoncus spinisquamis (E. André, 1896), Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/476e4235-118b-4e70-ba24-342bcb9d63a4
  3. Notoncus spinisquamis, tjeales, iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations?place_id=6744&subview=map&taxon_id=563506&user_id=tjeales

FormicidaeFormicidae Index Ants Camponotus aurocinctus Camponotus consobrinus (Banded Sugar Ant) Camponotus inflatus (Honey Ant) Dolichoderus doriae (Dolly Ant) Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus (Red-headed Spider Ant) Myrmecia brevinoda (Nocturnal Bull Ant) Myrmecia nigrocincta (Jumping Jack Ant) Myrmecia pilosula (Jack Jumper Ant) Myrmecia pyriformis (Inch Ant) Myrmecia rubripes (Bullant) Notoncus spinisquamis Oecophylla smaragdina (Green Tree Ant) Rhytidoponera aspera Rhytidoponera metallica (Green-head Ant)

InsectsBees Beetles Blattodea Butterflies Coleoptera Cicada Crabronidae Diptera Dragonflies & Damselflies Formicidae Hemiptera Heteroptera (True Bugs) Mango Planthopper Moths Orthoptera Orthopteroid Processionary Caterpillar Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs and Allies Syrphidae Wasps Water Scorpion (Laccotrephes tristis) Witchetty Grub